September 14, 2001

C.U. Celebrates Native America

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Last week, a year-long, cross-departmental series of events celebrating the Native American identity opened with a ceremony on Ho Plaza.

The goals of “Indians’ Indians: (Re)Presentation of Native American People in the Arts” are to provide “a year-long examination of Indian identity through the creative and performing arts,” and “explore through events and symposia the contemporary representation of Native American culture,” according to the program’s web site.

These events are sponsored by several departments and organizations on campus.

According to Raeann Skenandore, associate director of student services and operations for the American Indian program, the underlying ideas of the events are to “showcase